Support for Student Mental Health Needs: Grant Funding Available
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially felt by the youth of the Commonwealth. To address this situation, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is announcing the availability of funding for innovative approaches to help support the mental health needs of students and their families.
Preliminary 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data indicated that our youth reported an increase in mental health concerns (depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation), and difficulty in dealing with remote learning and the corresponding isolation. Through this funding, we look to support local efforts to identify and implement approaches to help youth develop resiliency as we continue to recover from the impact of COVID.
With this application process, PCCD is looking for local communities to define the need that they want to address and to propose a locally based solution that will meet that need. Rather than limit the funding to specific programs, this solicitation seeks creative approaches to help youth recover.
The application deadline is March 28, 2022. Click here to learn more: 2022 Support for Student Mental Health Needs.